ViVE 2024 Recap: Navigating the Future of Healthcare

ViVE 2024 Recap

The ViVE 2024 conference serves as a dynamic platform for exploring the latest advancements and transformative trends reshaping the landscape of healthcare. This year’s event delved into the innovative technologies and strategies driving progress in the field. From discussions on ΑΙ to insights into patient-centric care, the conference provided a comprehensive overview of the evolving healthcare ecosystem. Here are highlights from our favorite sessions. 

Addressing Data Bias through the Lens of Hidden Figures

Data bias in healthcare is a major concern for tech leaders, especially in an industry heavily reliant on data. It has a significant historical impact and can worsen existing disparities between the wealthy and the underprivileged, leading to serious consequences.

Stuart James, Vice President, IS Chief Operations Officer of Christus Health and others underscored the importance of addressing data bias in healthcare and highlighted the role of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) in mitigating bias and promoting evidence-based care delivery.

Breaking the Invisible Barrier Between Research and Care Delivery

Panelists David Feinberg Chairman of Oracle Health and others discussed the transformative potential of integrating drug research, clinical trials, and real-world clinical data to personalize treatments and accelerate drug development.

This approach is crucial for the shift to value-based care. By embracing data-driven, patient-centered models, we can optimize healthcare delivery, boost industry growth, and create a healthier future for all.

Head to Toe Health

Manish Sapra, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Psychiatry in Northwell Health and Jenna Ciotti, Vice President of Transformation Capital explored the evolving landscape of behavioral health and the growing recognition of its significance in holistic healthcare delivery.

While initiatives like the US Preventative Health Taskforce encourage screening for anxiety and depression, the reality is that many healthcare providers lack the training or time for such practices within their already demanding schedules. Ingenious care models, however, offer solutions by integrating behavioral health seamlessly without adding further strain on clinicians.

This proactive and integrated approach to healthcare prioritizes both physical and mental well-being. It envisions a future where healthcare fosters a resilient society by not just reacting to illness, but actively nurturing overall health.

DIY Preventive Diagnostics

Thanks to the surge of direct-to-consumer (D2C) options since 2020, diagnostic companies are getting creative. They’re offering a wider range of at-home tests with improved accuracy, making healthcare more accessible. This could even revolutionize how diseases are detected. But with this convenience comes some concerns around reimbursement and user error. Says Jonathan Machado, Managing Director of Samsung Next among others.

Living Room Healthcare

The concept of “Hospital at Home” was explored by Heather Landi, Senior Editor of FierceHealthcare, and Tom Kiesau, Chief Innovation Officer of Chartis among others as a promising approach to delivering acute services in the home, supported by emerging technologies and reimbursement models.

The case study of Mass General Brigham’s Home Hospital service serves as a valuable example of a scalable operation. They are now moving beyond initial implementation, focusing on:

  • Expanding partnerships with insurance providers for broader patient access.
  • Optimizing the at-home care model for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrating cost-effectiveness and improved clinical outcomes to further incentivize adoption.

The ultimate goal is to empower patients to choose how and where they receive care, potentially shifting the perception of hospitals from physical locations to flexible care systems without physical boundaries.

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Retail Pharmacy’s EGOT Aspirations

The traditional role of the pharmacy is undergoing a significant transformation. Major chains are venturing beyond simple medication dispensing, transforming into one-stop healthcare destinations offering primary and urgent care and home health services.

Speakers John Colaizzi, Regional Director of Walgreens, and Tanvi Patel, Director of Partner Services of Amazon Pharmacy examined the evolving role of retail pharmacies in becoming comprehensive care destinations and the challenges and opportunities associated with this transformation. Such as the lower healthcare costs and the increased access to care.

Drug Development Getting a Reboot

The integration of AI and machine learning in drug discovery and development processes was discussed by Alexandra Berk, Chief Scientific Officer of CVS Health, highlighting their potential to accelerate research and streamline clinical trials.

By addressing these challenges such as data sharing and patient access and leveraging technology’s full potential, we can streamline and revamp the drug development pipeline, ultimately bringing life-saving treatments to patients faster and more effectively.

Hop On, Hop Off Virtual Care’s Hollywood Tour

The expanding role of virtual care in delivering personalized and convenient healthcare experiences was explored, with a focus on leveraging technology to overcome barriers to access and improve care delivery.

Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, and Desiree Gandrup-Dupre, Sr. Vice President of Kaiser Permanente talked about how virtual care creates a seamless digital ecosystem that benefits everyone involved. This “tour” explored how these technologies:

  • Streamline workflows and systems for healthcare providers.
  • Deliver an immersive, end-to-end experience for patients.
  • Improve access, convenience, and affordability of healthcare.

That’s a Wrap, ViVE 2024!

The ViVE 2024 conference provided a dynamic platform for healthcare professionals, technology leaders, and patient advocates to explore the transformative trends shaping the future of health. From AI-powered innovations to patient-centric care models, the conference showcased the collaborative efforts driving progress in healthcare delivery. As the industry continues to evolve, conferences like ViVE play a crucial role in driving dialogue, collaboration, and innovation to create a more accessible, efficient, and patient-centric healthcare system.

Athina Papatriantafyllou

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